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How To Replace Coolant Overflow Tank 03-12 Volvo XC90

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  1. step : Removing the Coolant Bottle (0:39)
    • Lift the power steering fluid bottle up and out of the way
    • Lift the coolant bottle up
    • Have a drain pan ready
    • Loosen the hose clamp with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull the hose off the coolant bottle
    • Disconnect the coolant bottle wiring harness
    • Pull out the coolant bottle
  2. step : Reinstalling the Coolant Bottle (2:01)
    • Connect the hose to the coolant bottle
    • Tighten the hose clamp with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Put the coolant bottle down into place
    • Using the locating tabs
    • Connect the coolant bottle wiring harness
    • Push the power steering bottle into place

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In this video, we show you how to replace a radiator coolant recovery tank. Sometimes these can rupture in these vehicles. It's actually a pretty easy repair. The only tool you'll need is a flat blade screwdriver. On our vehicle, our tank is still in good shape, so we kind of just give you the basics of how to remove it and reinstall it.

The coolant recovery bottle is right here. Due to the nature of where it is, the vibration, and also sometimes a small fender bender, the bottle can get ruptured. They are very easy actually to get out. The only thing you'll need is a flat blade screwdriver. First, you want to lift up on your power steering reservoir. It just kind of clips away from the coolant bottle. Then, you actually just lift up firmly on the coolant bottle itself as well. As you can see my coolant bottle is holding coolant fine. So, I'm not going to take it all the way out. I'm just going to show you here. What you would want to do is take a flat blade screwdriver and obviously, if yours is ruptured, you won't have coolant in it or you'll have very little in it, but, you'll want to loosen the clamp right here. This is just a band clamp. Loosen that up. You'll twist the hose a little bit, pull it off. Also, you have a connector right here. You press down on the tab right here and then just pull the connector out. Then you can take your whole bottle out. Again, mine is fine so I'm not going to disconnect it. If I disconnect it, I'll spill coolant all over the place. I don't want to do that, but, that's basically it.

You'd take it out, put it back in, place it back in here. Reconnect your hose and make sure you don't pinch your power steering line in here at all. When you go to put the bottle back in, there's these two on top which are easy to see. There's one further down here, a little tab that goes into a slot in the body right there. Put that slot in, put that down in place, reach in, reconnect our harness right here, and push it until it snaps. Slide this power steering reservoir right down on.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Drain Pan

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

1999 - 2000  Volvo  S70
1999 - 2004  Volvo  C70
1999 - 2000  Volvo  V70
2001 - 2009  Volvo  S60
2003 - 2006  Volvo  XC90
2003 - 2007  Volvo  XC70
2001 - 2007  Volvo  V70
2004 - 2006  Volvo  S80
1999 - 2006  Volvo  S80

99-04 Volvo C70; 99-00 S70; 01-07 V70 01-09 S60; 99-06 S80 Radiator Overflow Bottle (w/o Cap)

Volvo C70 S60 S70 S80 V70 XC70 XC90 Coolant Reservoir DIY Solutions

This part replaces:

  • OE # 30741975
  • OE # 30741973
  • OE # 23929
  • DIY Solutions HVA02732
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